February 12, 2020
Faculty Profile: Kiernan Mack
Kiernan Mack worked in industrial chemical sales for four years and enjoyed 15 years with International Teams in missions. Kiernan returned to technology sales for a few years before obtaining his teacher certification in science and joining Wheaton Academy in August 2004.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I want to be involved with students at a time of their lives when many are making important decisions about following Christ and discerning how to serve him.
What are your favorite moments with students?
During block days, I usually share a devotion—a biblical story and how it relates to God’s work in my life. I hope that students will see the messy reality of my life and how Jesus works in the middle of that mess.
What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class?
I want students to learn that God is creative! The many surprises that we discover in creation shout his marvelous wisdom and deep knowledge. Even more important is the surprise of God becoming man in Jesus and Jesus giving his life for me, a sinner.
Why are you passionate about the subject(s) that you teach?
I think chemistry is lots of fun. Chemical reactions, controlled explosions, color changes are all phenomena that are explained by chemistry. It is incredible to fathom how God wove these same non-living chemicals into living beings!
What advice do you have for parents considering Christian education?
At a time in your student’s life when they need other adult voices to guide and direct them, Wheaton Academy provides godly teachers to be that voice in an environment where students are encouraged to use their gifts and grow in their faith.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Comic books (especially Superman)
Favorite book as an adult?
The Scarlet Letter (Be true! be true! Be True! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred.)
At Wheaton Academy, we believe that students grow to become like their teachers (Luke 6:40)—that’s why it’s so important that 100% of our faculty, coaches, and staff are empowered to speak Biblical truth to our students.